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Litchfield County deals with wintry mix from nor'easter

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It was a snowy scene in Litchfield County on Friday (WFSB) It was a snowy scene in Litchfield County on Friday (WFSB)
Snow from a nor'easter began falling Friday morning in Norfolk. (WFSB) Snow from a nor'easter began falling Friday morning in Norfolk. (WFSB)
NORFOLK, CT (WFSB) -

A nor'easter hitting the state on Friday went back and forth between rain and snow.

Some children were able to enjoy a long weekend as dozens of schools in Litchfield County are closed due to this large coastal storm.

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Channel 3's meteorologists said the area could receive between 6 and 10 inches of snow.

Folks in Norwalk said they were ready, but can't wait for warmer weather.

"I can’t wait for summertime," said Jameson Deberry of Lakeville. "That’s for sure."

Drivers have been dealing with the wintry mix since the morning commute.

“We always know we are going to get the worst of it," said Joanne Tenore of Winsted.

“People are prepared to drive in these conditions up here," said John Allyn, public works supervisor.

The Norfolk Department of Public Works said it has six trucks ready to go. It has 55 miles of road to plow, 10 of which are dirt.

“You can put the trucks on the dirt roads but you can’t plow them because they’ll dig in so it’s a challenge," Allyn said.

Chainsaws are also at the ready in case strong winds take down any trees.

“It’s the icebox of Connecticut," said Sandy Evans of Norfolk. "We get weather that other towns don’t tend to have. “

Gov. Dannel Malloy planned to partially activate the state's emergency operations center at noon on Friday to monitor the conditions.

Elsewhere in Litchfield County, folks spent Thursday preparing for all conditions. In Goshen, public works crews were making sure their trucks were ready to go.

They did not pre-treat the roads because the rain would just wash the salt away.

Eversource warned that strong winds could lead to widespread power outages. It offered advice to homeowners.

"Have a storm kit ready with enough food and water, medications, pet food just in case they do lose power because of the storm. I guess you know the winds in some areas are expected to be over 60 miles per hour or around there. It could be a delay in getting your power back," Eversource spokesperson Patricia Modifica said.

According to Eversource, crews were positioned around the state on Friday morning and ready to go to work when the power goes out.

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